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Etan Cohen is a Director and Scriptwriter American born on 14 march 1974 at Jerusalem (Israel)

Etan Cohen

Etan Cohen
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Nationality USA
Birth 14 march 1974 (44 years) at Jerusalem (Israel)

Etan Cohen (born March 14, 1974) is an American screenwriter.

Biography

À l'âge de 19 ans, alors qu'il faisait ses études en Israël, conçoit et rédige, à l'essai, un des épisodes de la série animée Beavis et Butt-Head, qu'il propose à son créateur Mike Judge. Ce dernier, étant impressionné par le résultat, l'invite à travailler avec lui. Leur collaboration durera trois ans et engendra plusieurs épisodes, dont un mémorable où Beavis et Butt-Head jouent les faux-monneyeurs en photocopiant des billets de banque.

Après avoir passé une licence de yiddish à Harvard, Cohen s'installe à Los Angeles et signe un contrat avec Walt Disney Television Animation. Il travaille ensuite dans l'équipe rédactionnelle de It's Like, You Know..., puis retrouve Mike Judge dans la série King of the Hill (Les Rois du Texas ou Henri pis sa gang(Québec)), dont il est successivement conseiller à l'écriture et coproducteur exécutif. Durant cette période, il remporte en 2012 l'Annie Awards du meilleur scénario pour l'épisode « Ceci n'est pas une King of the Hill », avant de se consacrer au cinéma.

Best films

Men in Black 3 (2012)
(Scriptwriter)
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
(Author)
Daddy's Home (2015)
(Director)
Tropic Thunder (2008)
(Scriptwriter)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Etan Cohen (8 films)

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Director

Holmes and Watson
Directed by Etan Cohen
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Sherlock Holmes films
Actors Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Hugh Laurie, Rebecca Hall, Kelly Macdonald, Ralph Fiennes

Adaptation des célèbres aventures de Sherlock Holmes et de son acolyte Watson.
Get Hard
Get Hard (2015)
, 1h40
Directed by Etan Cohen
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Buddy films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Kevin Hart, Will Ferrell, Alison Brie, Craig T. Nelson, T.I., Dan Bakkedahl
Rating59% 2.999422.999422.999422.999422.99942
James King (Will Ferrell) is an extremely wealthy hedge fund manager, engaged to his gorgeous gold-digging fiancée Alissa (Alison Brie). His car washer, Darnell Lewis (Kevin Hart), and his wife, Rita, are trying to put their daughter Makayla in a better school away from the bad neighborhood they live in. Darnell meets James when he accidentally frightens James in the parking lot. James makes a speech about how he got to his success, and to inspire Darnell to go for his. He pulls out a big wad of cash, only to give two singles as a "tip" for Darnell.
Daddy's Home, 1h36
Directed by Etan Cohen, Sean Anders
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about families
Actors Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, Linda Cardellini, Paul Scheer, Hannibal Buress
Rating60% 3.049213.049213.049213.049213.04921
Brad, mild-mannered radio executive (Will Ferrell) struggles to become a good stepfather to his wife's (Linda Cardellini) two children, but complications arise when their father, Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) arrives, forcing him to compete for the affection of the kids.

Scriptwriter

Holmes and Watson
Directed by Etan Cohen
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Sherlock Holmes films
Actors Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Hugh Laurie, Rebecca Hall, Kelly Macdonald, Ralph Fiennes

Adaptation des célèbres aventures de Sherlock Holmes et de son acolyte Watson.
Daddy's Home, 1h36
Directed by Etan Cohen, Sean Anders
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about families
Actors Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, Linda Cardellini, Paul Scheer, Hannibal Buress
Rating60% 3.049213.049213.049213.049213.04921
Brad, mild-mannered radio executive (Will Ferrell) struggles to become a good stepfather to his wife's (Linda Cardellini) two children, but complications arise when their father, Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) arrives, forcing him to compete for the affection of the kids.
Get Hard
Get Hard (2015)
, 1h40
Directed by Etan Cohen
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Buddy films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Kevin Hart, Will Ferrell, Alison Brie, Craig T. Nelson, T.I., Dan Bakkedahl
Rating59% 2.999422.999422.999422.999422.99942
James King (Will Ferrell) is an extremely wealthy hedge fund manager, engaged to his gorgeous gold-digging fiancée Alissa (Alison Brie). His car washer, Darnell Lewis (Kevin Hart), and his wife, Rita, are trying to put their daughter Makayla in a better school away from the bad neighborhood they live in. Darnell meets James when he accidentally frightens James in the parking lot. James makes a speech about how he got to his success, and to inspire Darnell to go for his. He pulls out a big wad of cash, only to give two singles as a "tip" for Darnell.
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, 1h32
Directed by Christopher B. Landon
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Comedy horror films, Disaster films
Actors Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Halston Sage, Sara Malakul Lane, Patrick Schwarzenegger, David Koechner
Rating62% 3.148973.148973.148973.148973.14897
Three high school sophomores, Ben (Tye Sheridan), Carter (Logan Miller), and Augie (Joey Morgan), are trying to recruit new members for their scout group, led by their Scout Leader Rogers (David Koechner). While Augie has always been happy about being a scout, Ben and Carter have second thoughts. Carter tries convincing Ben to quit but he can't as Augie is about to get his Condor Patch. Their conversation of quitting is cut short when Ben accidentally hits a deer. They manage to get help from Carter's sister, Kendall (Halston Sage), and her friends. Ben, who's had a crush on Kendall, gets some advice from her and they all see that the dead deer has vanished. Before they leave, the two are invited to the "Secret Seniors Party" and Carter is given the address. When they go to get alcohol for the party, they meet Denise (Sarah Dumont), a cocktail waitress that works at a strip club. She and Ben hit it off and she agrees to buy the alcohol for them. The two then meet up with Augie in the woods so they can set up their campsite. That night, still concerned about the disappearance of Scout Leader Rogers, the trio talk about how great their friendship has been before heading to sleep. Before the night is out, Carter wakes Ben so they can attend the party. Augie catches up, however, and is disappointed by their choice. The two drive into town to find that the bouncer for the strip club is no longer there and they sneak in. The two are immediately attacked by a zombified bouncer and stripper before being saved by a shotgun wielding Denise. Augie goes to Scout Leader Rogers' house to see if he's OK, only to be attacked by him. He quickly subdues his zombie leader by setting him on fire and tying him up.
Men in Black 3, 1h43
Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Action, Comic science fiction
Themes Time travel films, Films about the Apollo program, Comedy science fiction films, Superhero films, Buddy films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bill Hader
Rating67% 3.396193.396193.396193.396193.39619
In 2012, an alien criminal, Boris the Animal, a Boglodite, escapes from a maximum-security prison on the moon and arrives on Earth, bent on taking revenge on Agent K, who shot off his left arm and captured him in 1969. He confronts K, who is with his partner Agent J, telling him he is "already dead". J then discovers that K was responsible not only for capturing Boris, but for deploying the "ArcNet", a shield that prevented the Boglodites from conquering Earth and caused their extinction.
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, 1h29
Directed by Tom McGrath, Eric Darnell
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Seafaring films, Transport films, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Mise en scène d'une girafe, Films about lions, Films about birds, Films about apes, Films about penguins, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer
Roles Author
Rating66% 3.3464153.3464153.3464153.3464153.346415
As a cub, Alex the Lion was called Alakay and was the son of Zuba, the alpha lion. Though Zuba tries to teach Alakay to be a hunter, the cub is more interested in dancing, and is captured by poachers when Makunga, Zuba's rival, challenges Zuba to a fight for the position of alpha lion. Alakay is forced into a crate, and taken away despite Zuba's attempts to rescue him. The crate falls into the ocean where it drifts to New York. There, Alakay is renamed Alex and sent to the Central Park Zoo where he grew up, meeting Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, and Gloria the Hippopotamus. Most of the events of the first film are then described through a series of news flashes.
Tropic Thunder, 1h46
Directed by Ben Stiller
Origin USA
Genres War, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Military humor in film, Films about films
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Brandon T. Jackson, Jay Baruchel, Nick Nolte
Rating69% 3.4980553.4980553.4980553.4980553.498055
Hook-handed Vietnam veteran Staff Sergeant John "Four Leaf" Tayback's (Nick Nolte) memoir, Tropic Thunder, is being made into a film. With the exception of newcomer supporting actor Kevin Sandusky (Jay Baruchel), the cast—fading action hero Tugg Speedman (Ben Stiller), five-time Academy Award-winning Australian method actor Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey, Jr.), rapper Alpa Chino (Brandon T. Jackson), and drug-addicted comedian Jeff Portnoy (Jack Black)—behave unreasonably. Rookie director Damien Cockburn (Steve Coogan) cannot control them during filming of a large war scene, and production is reported to be one month behind schedule a mere week into production. Studio executive Les Grossman (Tom Cruise) orders Damien to resume filming as planned, or risk its cancellation.
Idiocracy
Idiocracy (2006)
, 1h24
Directed by Mike Judge
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Documentary, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes Politique, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, White House in fiction
Actors Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard, Terry Crews, Justin Long, David Herman
Rating65% 3.2987053.2987053.2987053.2987053.298705
A U.S. Army librarian, Corporal Joe Bauers (Luke Wilson), and a prostitute, Rita (Maya Rudolph), are selected for a suspended animation experiment on grounds of 'average' appearance, intelligence, behavior, etc. Rita's pimp "Upgrayedd" (Brad Jordan) has been bribed to allow her to take part. The experiment is forgotten when the officer in charge (Michael McCafferty) is arrested for having started his own prostitution ring under Upgrayedd's tutelage. Five hundred years later, Joe and Rita's suspension chambers are unearthed by the collapse of a mountain-sized garbage pile, and Joe's suspension chamber breaks through the wall of Frito Pendejo's (Dax Shepard) apartment, whose occupant expels him.